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Tim Loomis, Owner of The Silent Mind in Twinsburg, Ohio Discusses ‘Want to’ Versus ‘Need To’

LR-Bonsai Black BeltThroughout the course of your life, you’ll encounter a number of things you want to do, as well as those you need to do.  Being of a certain age, Sensei Tim Loomis from The Silent Mind in Twinsburg, Ohio has found that every decision you make can fit into one of these two categories.  By the way, there is a third category made up of things you don’t want to do; they’re usually easy to deal with – just don’t do them.  If they truly must be done, then they are really need to do’s.

Decisions like these come up everywhere — school, work, home, and while training at the martial arts dojo.  The trick lies in changing your attitude so the things you need to do don’t cause unnecessary frustration.  For many people this seems like an impossible task.  However, altering your outlook and behavior is a skill that a lot of individuals develop naturally by participating in martial arts training at Northeast Ohio’s premier martial art school The Silent Mind.  Sensei Tim has spent five decades studying and teaching martial arts and more; you may just find benefit from his wisdom and experience

When it comes to identifying things you want to do, it’s fairly simple.  These are the tasks you find worthwhile and purposeful. You enjoy doing them, and there’s no hesitation when you’re faced with such a decision. There is no stress and no irritation on your part.  There is only the doing and the innate pleasure it brings.

The things you need to do are easy to pinpoint.  These are acts you’re expected to carry out even when you have no desire to do them.  Sometimes they involve outside forces exerting pressure on you to do them (e.g. my wife/husband says, job demands, family demands…).  Sensei Tim has found that the things you need to do can often be stressful.  You tend to fret over the anticipation of doing them.  You find that you’re not enjoying yourself while doing them.  And, afterwards you may still complain about having done them.

All of us encounter things we want to do and things we need to do.  So, what pearl of wisdom does Sensei Tim have to offer?  Simply choose to turn the things you need to do into things you want to do.  If you’re forced to perform a chore, go to a work function, or participate in an extracurricular activity you’re not interested in, look at it as a positive experience instead of a negative one.  Sensei Tim teaches that every life event adds value to your life experience.  Those enrolled in martial arts training at The Silent Mind have found that taking this route eliminates all of the stressful thinking before, during, and after the event.  By opting to use the advice given to students at this Northeast Ohio martial arts school, you can stay more grounded in the moment, enabling the pleasure you easily find in the want to do’s to translate to the need to do’s.  Only then do the latter tasks truly become real want to do’s.

Though most Northeast Ohio natives opt to enroll at The Silent Mind in order to participate in martial arts training and other extracurricular activities, it’s clear that this local martial arts studio has much more to offer than just that.  If Sensei Tim can help you transform need to do’s into want to do’s, chances are you can gain a lot from the wisdom and experience of this true martial arts Master.  

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